A light touch for rights of light injunctions

Developers can start to feel more confident; adjoining owners are becoming less likely to hold up development due to recent court decisions, says Robert Kelly

30 May 2014

Developers that have grown increasingly concerned with courts awarding injunctions to prevent developments from interfering with the right to light of neighbouring buildings can let out a small sigh of relief following the judgment of the Supreme Court in the recent case of Coventry (t/a RDC Promotions) v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13, which dealt with the noise nuisance caused by a motocross track.

In deciding this case, the court reversed the trend seen in the most recent major cases on rights of light (Regan v Paul Properties

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